It took him 19 years, and a lot of heartbreak, but Sergio Garcia finally won a major as he won the 2017 Masters championship Sunday holding off Justin Rose in a final round that had to go to a 73rd hole. The 37-year old Garcia, who has had a tremendous career, was missing a major tournament victory to make it all complete. Throughout the years, Garcia had come close to winning many majors, but ended up falling short each time; many times due to a poor final round. So it is no surprise that many declared that he would never win a major tournament. Let’s review…
There was Sergio himself!
Sergio Garcia in 2012: 'I'm not capable of winning a major' – https://t.co/fauaLVKXm3
He currently shares #TheMasters lead. pic.twitter.com/DLPKYRMes3
— GOLF.com (@golf_com) April 7, 2017
Of course, Mike Francesa. He tackled this subject Friday…
Here is golf expert Mike Francesa on Friday, informing us that Sergio Garcia cannot win #TheMasters because he's a horrible putter.#Mush ? pic.twitter.com/bwuZMMACRP
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) April 10, 2017
Here’s some more…
@GK33459 Sergio will NEVER win a major. ??
— Emerson Lotzia, Jr. (@EmersonLotzia) April 3, 2017
@MrMarkFleming @sam__morgan Interestingly, when I called Sergio a bottler yesterday at work, Smorgs wasn't happy. He'll never win a major.
— Fred Nathan (@FreddieNathan) February 5, 2017
Sergio will never win a major.
— Beat Clemson (@BeatClem) July 20, 2015
It's just never going 2 happen for Sergio..he's improved his game..but he will never win a major..but he's made a great living..@GolfDigest
— Mike North (@North2North) July 19, 2015
Poor Sergio, even when he plays excellently, Rory is playing supernaturally. He's never gonna win a major.
— tom mckenna (@tmckenna1) July 19, 2014
Enjoy it, Sergio, Poulter & Westwood… You can have the #RyderCup. God knows you'll never win a major.
— NICK KAYAL ??️? (@NickKayal) September 28, 2014
Said this on PST at Merion last year, Sergio Garcia will never win a major…Not enough gumption, will always make mistakes.
— John Boruk (@JohnBorukCSN) July 19, 2014
@andyvuong Sergio will never win a major.
— Jeff Domingues (@jeffdomingues) January 17, 2014
Oh, Sergio. You will always be good value, but I will never cash one of these you-to-win-a-major-tournament tickets.
— Bret LaGree (@hoopinion) August 10, 2013
Been saying for close to 10 years now that Sergio will never win a major. More confident that I'll be right every day.
— Alex Yudelson (@AlexYudelson) May 12, 2013
@acoyne Sergio will never win a major. He's Colin Montgomery. Lots of game, waay too much whine.
— Greg O'Brien (@gregobr) June 16, 2013
That is exactly why Sergio has never, and never will, won/win a major. #playerschampionship
— John Hill (@johnhillsport) May 12, 2013